Date of Birth : 14th July 2003
Died 30th December 2011


BIS IW Society Open Show in 2006. Judge Mr Frank Kane

Irish Guards Shield Irish Wolfhound Club Ch. Show. Judge Mrs J Dove.

Challenge Certificates awarded by:

Mrs Jean Blandford
Mrs Jenny Dove
Mrs Sue Cole

Reserve CC's
Mrs K Johnson
Mrs Ann McDonald
Mr K Purseglove

Heart Tested 24 July 2011-
slight mitral regurgitation.

Litter to Culkeeran Shade - 25th April 2008.

Sibling Information:

Name Lifespan  
Cairbra 9.4 heart failure
Cassia 6.8 stomach tumour
Cavan ? lost touch
Castor 9.7 heart
Cathair 2.5 internal bleed
Comfort 8.6 Osteo
Cameo 4.5 Osteo
Caio 7.3 Heart





















Pictured here at 7.5 years old. Topsy is our hunter, always responsible for leading the charge after a rabbit or deer if we are walking in the forest - although fortunately the deer are quicker.
She is one of the litter from Liberty and Donahue and has enchanted us with her sweet nature, we have heard over the years from owners of the other puppies from this litter what thoroughly 'nice people' they are, and I have to agree. Not the biggest of bitches but exceedingly sound she is another one who showed so beautifully on a loose lead, such a true mover - as a veteran she was still doing a regular 3 mile exercise through the forest.

In July 2011 days before her 8th birthday, we found the dreaded lump on her foreleg and the diagnosis of osteosarcoma. We decided to try a treatment with Pamindronate which is a drug given to people with osteoperosis. The idea is that it helps with pain relief and we hoped, helped keep the bone stronger so it did not fracture. So far she has had three pamindronate infusions and two of Zometa, meanwhile daily management with Metacam and Tramadol has kept the pain at bay and for 6 months she has lived a normal life, even though the tumour has grown, she is enjoying a good quality of life. We are sure this treatment has helped keep her with us for so long, and we hope a while longer - it isn't a cure just palliative care, but its the longest we have ever had a hound post diagnosis for osteo, and as I say - writing this at Christmas 2011 she is still lying beside me.

Sadly as an addendum to this, we lost Topsy on the 30th December due to the tumour ulcerating - something the treatment couldn't combat. We still had her for six months post diagnosis which we are so grateful for and which, had we not used the Biophosphate treatment, I very much doubt we would have had.


















Tirliffin Donahue of Marumac 9.5 years Tirliffin Washington Tirliffin Prince Philip
Tirliffin Maureen
Fr. Ch. Nostaligie du Grand Chien de Culann Int NL D L DK Ch Cùroí Jazz
Tirliffin Rosalie
Ch. Mallanigh Liberty 9.8 years Ir Ch. Knocknarea Phelix 6.5 years Marumac Feril 7 years
Glenties Aine 8 years
Mallanigh Dawn Magic 7.5 years Ch. Ballyphelan Tarlach Dubh 10 years
Mallanigh Mayah 7 years